"#Onthisday in 1903, 2 brothers took flight in a machine of their own creation. @nytimes first wrote about Wilbur and Orville Wright's "box kite machine" about a week later. "They claim they have solved the problem of aerial navigation, and have never made a failure of any attempt to fly," @nytimes reported on Dec. 26. It was a number of years later, in October 1911, that @nytimes photographed Orville setting a world gliding record of 9 minutes and 45 seconds in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. This photo came from the @nytimes #archives. To see more like this in the @nytimes store, visit the link in our profile. #tbt" By nytimes on Instagram.
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